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Title: Cirrus cloud-temperature interactions over a tropical station, Gadanki from lidar and satellite observations

The cirrus clouds play an important role in the radiation budget of the earth's atmospheric system and are important to characterize their vertical structure and optical properties. LIDAR measurements are obtained from the tropical station Gadanki (13.5{sup 0} N, 79.2{sup 0} E), India, and meteorological indicators derived from Radiosonde data. Most of the cirrus clouds are observed near to the tropopause, which substantiates the strength of the tropical convective processes. The height and temperature dependencies of cloud height, optical depth, and depolarization ratio were investigated. Cirrus observations made using CALIPSO satellite are compared with lidar data for systematic statistical study of cirrus climatology.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Optoelectronics, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Trivandrum-695 581, Kerala (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308014
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1620; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Optics 14: International conference on optics: Light and its interactions with matter, Calicut, Kerala (India), 19-21 Mar 2014; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CLOUDS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DEPOLARIZATION; INDIA; INDICATORS; METEOROLOGY; OPACITY; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; OPTICAL RADAR; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; TROPOPAUSE